Science and Technology Innovation Program

Events

Intel Congratulates Wilson Center on Publication of New Nano Report

The Intel Corporation congratulates the Woodrow Wilson Center on the publication of their new report, "Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk." Intel is a leader in the field of nano-electronics and has long been a leader in environmental health and safety (EHS).

F&G Releases Sensor White Paper

February 2007 - White paper evaluates distributed sensing systems for water quality assessment and management.

Brain Policy

Robert Blank, Chair of Public Policy, Brunel University, London, and author of Brain Policy discusses the possible impacts (positive and negative) of cognitive neuroscience on areas ranging from addition to hate crimes and foreign policy.

Sharing data while protecting privacy in citizen science

Article published in the Policy forum of Interactions Magazine. Citizen science projects must protect the privacy of volunteers by informing them about potential threats and implementing safeguards. Privacy laws, policies, and standards exist to guide developers of citizen science applications toward best practices.

Governing on the Edge of Change

Imagine, for a moment, a world that is rapidly changing along three dimensions: Structure: a shift from hierarchies to networks; Ownership: transitions from proprietary to open-source models; and Exchange: a movement from classic markets and commodities to a gift or contribution economy. For public policymakers, this emerging zone creates opportunities to craft next generation policy, leadership, and management strategies that can work on the edge of change.

Virtual Solutions to Real-World Problems

The Foresight and Governance Project has been exploring how virtual worlds can be used to solve real world environmental problems. Take a tour of the ecological "hot spots" in Second Life, an online 3D virtual world.

The Future in Plain Sight

Eugene Linden, author of The Future in Plain Sight: Nine Clues to the Coming InstabilityLinden sees nine major indications that the world is veering toward another round of instability in the 21st century. These clues, he says, are "in plain sight": e.g., climate change, migration, population growth, and an imperfectly globalized economy. (First broadcast November 23-29, 1998)

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Upcoming Events

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

September 12, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm

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